Bug 1698270 - flash-player-ppapi / chromium-pepper-flash not working on systemwide F30 PPAPI browsers
Summary: flash-player-ppapi / chromium-pepper-flash not working on systemwide F30 PPAP...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: chromium
Version: 30
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tom "spot" Callaway
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-04-10 00:58 UTC by Sebastian
Modified: 2020-05-26 15:38 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2020-05-26 15:38:47 UTC
Type: Bug

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The-not-allowed-sign1 (204.06 KB, image/png)
2019-04-10 00:58 UTC, Sebastian
no flags Details
a-puzzle-piece-2 (1.81 MB, image/png)
2019-04-10 01:01 UTC, Sebastian
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this-is-how-a-working-flash-should-look-like (395.45 KB, image/png)
2019-04-10 08:52 UTC, Sebastian
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Description Sebastian 2019-04-10 00:58:35 UTC
Created attachment 1554003 [details]

Description of problem:
libpepflashplayer.so is not loading on Fedora 30.

You can try any libpepflashplayer.so in any PPAPI browser (Chrome, Chromium, Opera, Vivaldi) and they all will fail.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Upgrade from F28 or F29 with working flashplayer to F30.

Or boot up a Live-ISO of F30, enable the Adobe and/or russianfedora-repo, and install either of these packages or both of them: chromium-pepper-flash or flash-player-ppapi.

Open a flash website and allow Flash to be executed on the website settings.

Actual results:
A "not allowed / not available sign", i will provide an attachment image of this.

Expected results:
A working Flash in opera-stable, opera-developer, opera-beta, chromium, vivaldi-stable. As the same /home is used perfectly with working Flashplayer on all PPAPI-Browsers on my Fedora 29

Additional info:
As you know that an upgrade from F29 to F30 is not possible at the moment because of the superfamous accepted blocker-bug you have heard of for sure, i installed F28 and enabled flash and played my flashgame with F28. Then i upgraded that installation from there to F30. Flash broke immediately systemwide.

Comment 1 Sebastian 2019-04-10 01:01:53 UTC
Created attachment 1554004 [details]

Comment 2 Sebastian 2019-04-10 08:52:40 UTC
Created attachment 1554128 [details]

Comment 3 Tom "spot" Callaway 2019-04-11 14:05:21 UTC

Comment 4 Sebastian 2019-04-12 21:13:05 UTC
I can confirm! glibc 2.29 is the culprit!

Fortunately, i tested with a F29-live-ISO. Flash stopped working after dnf update glibc --releasever=30. Unfortunately, i tried to downgrade and failed. distro-sync glibc --releasever=29 broke the live-system and rendered it totally unusable. So, there is no temporary solution to my real F30 installation, i guess.

Should i report the issue upstream to the glibc-Developers or are they already aware of this?

Comment 5 Allan Lewis 2019-05-17 09:43:00 UTC
If I run `google-chrome-stable` from a terminal and try to load some Flash content, I see the following error:

    [17713:17713:0517/104100.346213:ERROR:buffer_manager.cc(488)] [.DisplayCompositor]GL ERROR :GL_INVALID_OPERATION : glBufferData: <- error from previous GL command

Comment 6 Allan Lewis 2019-06-10 11:18:37 UTC
On Fedora 30, this appears to have been fixed in glibc-2.29-15.fc30.x86_64.

Comment 7 Ben Cotton 2020-04-30 21:49:40 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 30 is nearing its end of life.
Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for Fedora 30 on 2020-05-26.
It is Fedora's policy to close all bug reports from releases that are no longer
maintained. At that time this bug will be closed as EOL if it remains open with a
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Comment 8 Ben Cotton 2020-05-26 15:38:47 UTC
Fedora 30 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2020-05-26. Fedora 30 is
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